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Funding support for charity's community care

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 - 9:17am

A charity supporting older people and helping them receive groceries and essential medication has been awarded £1,000 from a regional builder’s charity fund.

Age UK Exeter has been handed the funds by Persimmon Homes South West to help fund the doorstep delivery service and befriending project for older people in the city as its Community Champions scheme looks to assist the over 70s during Covid-19.

Martyn Rogers, for the charity, based in Cowick Street, Exeter, said: “Since the lockdown we have had to close all our group based activities and concentrate on providing...

Healthy Homes for Wellbeing adviser Tara Bowers was named a national Heat Hero earlier this year - now she's helping people through the COVID pandemic. Credit: Exeter Community Energy.

Exeter based eco-business provides support during COVID-19 crisis

Authored by Exeter Community Energy
Posted: Wed, 05/13/2020 - 8:25am

Healthy Homes for Wellbeing is a local team of advisers helping people manage household bills when times are tough.

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) is helping the vulnerable through the pandemic, dealing with missing food boxes, broken boilers, and emotional difficulties. As the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed huge changes on our day-to-day lives, including lockdown for many ECOE has adapted its Healthy Homes for Wellbeing to help. It has replaced the home visits and drop-in sessions it used to do with telephone calls direct to those in need of assistance. Now, more than ever, the...

WESC Foundation Charity Pub Quiz

Event Date: 
05/03/2020 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
WESC Foundation, Topsham Road, Countess Wear, Exeter, EX2 6HA

Exeter’s best charity pub quiz is back, and takes place at WESC Foundation on Thursday 5th March 2020.

Bring together the sharpest minds from the office, and gather round your brainiest friends for a night of pub quizzing.

Money raised this year will help projects like providing day time support, activities and respite for blind or partially sighted young adults with additional needs who live in the community. In the past these events tend to raise around £2,000 and make a huge difference to the unique service we are able to provide.

This year’s quiz is sponsored by...

Yellow Lab Gucci sits on the grass in front of a wall of ivy with her white harness on.

Guide Dogs Exeter Fundraising group praised for reaching £13,000 milestone

Authored by emma.tucker
Posted: Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:04am

Local fundraisers in Exeter have won recognition for reaching the 13,000 milestone that funds a Guide Dog partnership twice in one year. Earlier this year the Exeter & District Fundraising Group funded guide dog Winter to help a person with sight loss, and now they’ve done it again with guide dog Gucci.

As a result of reaching the £13,000 milestone, the group have been able to fund a working partnership between guide dog Gucci and a person with sight loss.

It costs around £57,000 to train and support a guide dog partnership throughout the life of the dog. Guide Dogs...

Foam, lasers and neon clothing: Glow in the Park is coming to Exeter

Authored by Andrea Bishop
Posted: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:51pm

UV paint, neon foam, luminous face paint and electric light shows. No, it’s not a night out clubbing in Ibiza, it’s the “ultimate fun run” – and it’s coming to Exeter.

The Glow in the Park fun run invites people to dance, walk, jog or run though a 5K route with nine different ‘Glow Zones’. It takes place on Saturday 9th November at Westpoint in Exeter and will help raise money for its partner charities, the Down’s Syndrome Association and Down Syndrome International .

Hayley Wilkins (32), from Okehampton, took part in the event last year with 20-year-old Joseph, a man she...

Exeter youngsters beat 10,000 others to win prize

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Tue, 11/20/2018 - 3:13pm

A group of young people from Exeter who devised a new system for Foodbank donations at a city centre supermarket have been rewarded for their efforts, beating 10,000 other projects to win a prestigious prize.

The group, who are aged 15-17, took part in this summer’s National Citizen Service (NCS), which is run in Exeter by the CITY Community Trust.

As part of the four-week NCS programme, participants have to run a social action project in their community. The winning group developed a scheme with Sainsburys where they put stickers on the shelves of items needed by the...

Local Social Enterprise Cooking on Gas

Authored by LauraHew
Posted: Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:34am

An enterprising community centre is celebrating after securing an exciting new opportunity for their popular café. Exeter based St Sidwell’s Community Centre, affectionately known as St Sid’s , has been awarded the contract to provide canteen services for Liverty’s (formerly Devon and Cornwall Housing) new Headquarters at Exeter’s Skypark development.

From April, the expanding social enterprise will offer healthy, delicious and affordable food to over 300 Liverty staff, coinciding with the Housing Association’s merger with Knightstone and relaunch as Liverty.

Jake Rowley,...

Wine Tasting for Headway Devon

Event Date: 
28/04/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The XCentre, Exeter

Are you a wine buff?

Headway Devon, the local brain injury charity, will be hosting a wine tasting quiz at their historic Exeter Quayside headquarters on Friday 28th April at 6:30 pm.

Come along and put your wine knowledge to the test!

There will be a range of wines from Majestic’s impressive selection and blind tastings and challenges, accompanied by buffet food. Our event is kindly supported by Majestic Wines and Cartridges Solicitors.

Chief Executive, Anne Mattock, said: “Last year’s event was so good that we are delighted to be holding this again. I’m...

A Community-Involved Photographic Exhibition

Event Date: 
18/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Heavitree Pleasure Grounds

A group of dedicated young people, the Macula Collective, have been out in all weathers, all through the winter capturing images of Heavitree Pleasure Grounds - IN THE DARK! This project was commissioned by the people of Heavitree themselves as part of the Heavitree Squilometre project and we're pleased present the results of this youth-focused work in a pop-up Exhibition in Heavitree Park.

The Exhibition will also include images from other memory and reminiscence work from other members of the Heavitree Community who were keen to share what the Park means to them.


Milling at Cricklepit

Event Date: 
10/02/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cricklepit Mill, Exeter Quay

Come along to Devon Wildlife Trust's Cricklepit Mill and see history come to life as we create flour from grain using our historic and traditional water mill. Experienced milling volunteers will run demonstrations throughout the morning and be on hand to share their knowledge about Exeter's heritage.